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TWO DEAD IN WEEKEND OF TRAGEDY.

Byline: By JESSICA FLYNN, MARK STEAD, AND DAVID JAMES South Wales Echo

Two people have been killed after a weekend of tragedy on the roads of South Wales.Nicholas Porter, 20, from Hengoed, was killed and four people injured in a crash in Oakdale, Blackwood, just after midnight yesterday. Fahad Ibrahim, 16, also died in the early hours of Saturday when the car he was in hit a tree and a wall in Cardiff.: FROM PAGE 3: TRIBUTES AFTER ROAD DEATHS:A teenager has died after a car crashed into a tree on a weekend of tragedy on the roads. Fahad Ibrahim, 16, was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta when he was killed early on Saturday.

As the car rounded a bend near the junction of Albany Road - known locally as the whitewashed wall - and Newport Road, the Fiesta came off the road and hit a tree before slamming into a wall.

It was the first of two weekend tragedies on the roads of South Wales.

Just after midnight yesterday, a 20-year-old man died after the Vauxhall Corsa he was travelling in came off the road in Oakdale, Blackwood, and hit a street light or bollard.

The family of Fahad - known to his friends as Fred - were today still being informed of his death. They were also expected to pay tribute to the tragic teenager, who is believed to have been a Cardiff resident.

Over the weekend, bunches of flowers were left at the scene where he died, with the spot where the car hit the tree and wall still clearly visible.

A message of condolence left with one of the floral tributes read: 'A light has gone out in Natalie's life.

'May the angels take care of you. God bless.'

Another read: 'No life passes without a purpose, no sorrow goes uncomforted. To Fred's family.'

There were two other people in the car when it crashed and they were also treated for the injuries they received.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash, and also want anybody who saw the car he was travelling in beforehand to contact them. Anybody with any information should contact the Roads Policing Unit at South Wales Polices on 029 2022 2111 or 029 2052 7226.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 4, 2005
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